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Wildcraft Cider Works sells beverages. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Wildcraft Cider Works sells beverages. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Vendors from the Whiteaker Community Market line around the event. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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The Momeh Boutique offers a unique way to buy vintage items. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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The Momeh Boutique sells vintage items out of a decorated Airstream trailer. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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Vendors from the Whiteaker Community Market line around the event. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Artists sell their unique creations at the seasonal event. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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Vendors from the Whiteaker Community Market line around the event. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Vendors from the Whiteaker Community Market line around the event. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Local jewelers sell their artwork at the event. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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Vendors from the Whiteaker Community Market line around the event. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Roosevelt Wares sells handmade and vintage goods at the event. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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Roosevelt Wares sells handmade and vintage goods at the event. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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Audience members enjoy performances before the trees light up downtown Eugene. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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Performers entertain the crowd with jazz music before the trees light up downtown Eugene. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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The North Eugene High School "Hi-Tones" perform a holiday-themed a capella set. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Ballet Fantastique dancers entertain the audience with winter themed performances. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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Ballet Fantastique performs a holiday-themed dance to jazz. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Ballet Fantastique performs a holiday-themed dance to jazz. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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People line up to buy hot dogs from a vendor. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Steam from the park blocks' hot dog stand fills the winter air. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Event goers take part in the candle lighting ceremony during the celebration. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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Attendees receive candles to light in unison before the tree lighting. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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A young attendee holds her candle up during the candle lighting ceremony. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Attendees light up candles and blow them out in unison as part of a ceremony reflecting good faith. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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People warm their hands over a fire with mittens and hot drinks. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Attendees light up candles and blow them out in unison as part of a ceremony reflecting good faith. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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(Left to right): University of Oregon seniors Kaisa Johnson, Emily Harris and Shea Ihne blow out their candles as part of a ceremony of goodwill. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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Mayor Lucy Vinis leads the coutdown to the tree lighting alongside performers. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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The SLUG Queens, humorous personas meant to be the unofficial goodwill ambassadors of Eugene, bring city Mayor Lucy Vinis on stage during a song. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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The trees at the park blocks illuminate after a countdown from Mayor Lucy Vinis. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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The trees at the park blocks illuminate after a countdown from Mayor Lucy Vinis. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

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The trees light up downtown Eugene. EUGfun hosts the "Light Up Downtown" tree lighting ceremony to kick off the holiday season in Eugene, Ore. on Nov. 16, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

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Sarah is the photo editor of the Daily Emerald. She is well-versed in photography, feature writing and all things visual tempo. Sarah shoots almost every type of subject and specializes in concert photography and photojournalism.

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